Apple’s Antenna Design and Test Labs

Video from Apple showing off their remarkable wireless testing facilities. This is the lab a few of us got to tour in person after the event.

Why show this? They’re punching back, as best they can, at the accusations that the iPhone 4’s antenna was poorly or inadequately tested. The iPhone 4 antenna — “weak spot” and all — is behaving exactly as intended. It’s all right there in the first sentence on the page:

Apple never releases a product without thoroughly testing it first.

I wonder how quickly they were able to put together this video and the other assorted “antennagate” materials? Given the remarkably short notice for the press conference, I would think pretty quickly.

Friday, 16 July 2010